Myron Essex, Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences
Immunology+Infectious Diseases Prime
Dates of Research:
July 1, 2011 — June 30, 2012
This research focuses on analyzing the HIV virus strain in southern Africa, as distinct from HIV strain that currently dominates is US and Europe. The study combines that analysis with an analysis of the genetics of the people in the southern Africa region. It also aims to develop a technique to prevent mothers from transmitting HIV to newborn infants.